January 21, 2017

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89: Post-Beatles Albums That Never Were

Not what you might think: collations of solo Beatle songs, if they’d been recorded for collective Beatle albums.

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January 14, 2017

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88: Compiling McCartney

Last year’s Pure McCartney compilation set stirred some debate among fans: how could a career spanning 46 years and over 500 recordings be adequately compressed down to 67 tracks?

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January 6, 2017

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87: The Beatles’ Decca Audition

The New Years Day 1962 showcase at Decca Records in London did not pan out as The Beatles and Brian Epstein had hoped. But the decision to turn down the Beatles has long been regarded in rock history as one of the most bone-headed executive decisions ever made.

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December 31, 2016

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86: 2016 In Review

In this year-end special, Richard and Robert took a look back at some of the Beatle-related events of 2016: the new releases – the films – the tours – the anniversaries – the passings.

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December 20, 2016

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85: Magical Mystery Tour – The Film

The Beatles’ 1967 self-produced TV special/film has been pilloried from day one as their first critical disaster; a creative overreach that critics saw as proof of how lost they were when operating out of their element.

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December 8, 2016

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83: John Lennon Memorialized 

It has been 36 years since the December night when we lost John. On this show, Robert and Richard discuss the array of musical tributes to the slain former Beatle that came from peers and admirers alike, some many years later.

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December 1, 2016

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82: Our Favorite Solo George Songs

For an artist with such a deep and diverse catalog of top-flight material, George remains “the Quiet Beatle” – as his most familiar songs seem to be those from two albums in particular (while the remaining eight are routinely overlooked).

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November 25, 2016

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81: SATB’s Beatles Live Anthology

It occurred to us, as it must have with everyone else, that the release of Eight Days A Week really called for an accompanying soundtrack, or at least a parallel collection of music spanning the whole of The Beatles’ documented live performing career.

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November 17, 2016

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80: Blueprinting The Beatles’ White Album

At the suggestion of Executive Producer Rick Wey, Richard and Robert discuss “the Kinfauns Tapes” (or “the Esher Demos”): 27 new songs composed by John, Paul and George mostly in Rishikesh,

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November 14, 2016

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78: Beatles ’78

Reminisce with Robert and Richard through a post-Beatles year where residual mania was still rampant, taking the form of two motion pictures – two television specials – two albums from ex-Beatles –

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